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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

South Saint Vrain Trail
The best example of technical chunk riding in the Colorado Front Range. Near Nederland, CO
Caribou Flats
A fast and technical downhill from Caribou to Eldora. Near Nederland, CO
Waldrop Trail
Great singletrack through meadows offering backcountry views of Rocky Mountain peaks. Near Nederland, CO
Little Raven Trail
Challenging mountain singletrack near Brainard Lake. Near Nederland, CO
North Sourdough and St. Vrain Loop
A 4.5 mile sustained technical loop from Brainard Lake entrance through lesser seen wilderness. Near Nederland, CO
North Sourdough
A very technical descent from the Brainard Lake parking lot to Middle St. Vrain Road. Near Nederland, CO
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Bob Horan bouldering at Swissco, Fall River Road ...

Description 

There are various climbing options in this area. They range from roadside cragging to subalpine bouldering. Most of these are accessed via I-70 and/or the Fall River Rd.

Addendum: the Fall River Road slab was moved to the Dumont vicinity area.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 0.5 miles from here

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Idaho Springs:
Doughy   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Reynolds Lake : Reynolds Boulder
A River Runs Through It   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : A River Runs Through It Bou...
Dada Movement   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : Art Boulder
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Black Boulder - Upper Ohman.  Photo: Andrew Riley.

Black Ness Monster V6 7A  CO : Idaho Springs : ... : Black Boulder
Start low with a left slopey crimp and a right crimp on top of a triangle feature. Move up the boulder using incredible holds, including an awesome undercling....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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